Want to be a medieval pagan? Kill cats

Cats were the sacrifice of choice Spanish farmers were killing and skinning cats bout 1,000 years ago in Spain in what is suspected to be “magical” pagan ritual. A new […]

Archaeologists decode ancient curse

A team of archaeologists have decoded a curse tablets found in an Athenian grave. The grave of a young woman, but that is more or less a coincidence – curse […]

Slough had Arthurian past

University of Reading archaeologists claim that Slough’s Montem Mound is an Anglo-Saxon burial mound similar to the famous Sutton Hoo. The mound, which was thought to be a Norman castle […]

Polish shaman site found

Nearly 9,000 year old shaman site Archaeologists have found a 9,000 year old shaman site  ago in north western Poland. The site, located close to the modern day lake Świdwie, contains […]

Underworld was a pre-human place of the dead

Early human species associated dead with caves Respect for the dead, and placing them in caves appears to pre-date the current species of humanity and might even be the root of […]

Late Mycenaean chamber tomb dug up

Mycenaean contemporaries of Homer’s heroes. Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), archaeologist Ada Kattoula of Western Attica, Piraeus and the Islands Antiquities Ephorate said it was the third tomb […]

Ancient Egyptian gardens for the dead

Ancient Egyptian dead liked a spot of gardening A Spanish archaeological mission working in Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank has discovered a unique, 4000-year-old garden for Egyptian dead […]

Gobekli Tepe unlikely to show comet tale

Opinion of new Gobekli Tepe finding, by Nick Farrell The archaeological press appears to have been hit by a touch of the Andrew Collins lately Gobekli Tepe story seems to have […]

Images of Demons are catalogued

Avoiding a pretty picture of demons A new study has created the first visual catalogue of Jewish demons which has been made by someone who didn’t want to summon one […]